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2015 BMW i8 hybrid sports car details revealed

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

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Europe: BMW confirms Chinese 5-series e-car

Confirmation has been given by BMW themselves regarding the launch of their new plug-in hybrid version of the 5-series at Shanghai motor show event scheduled next month.

Chief of BMW, Norbert Reithofer framed the title of ‘New Energy Vehicle’ while speaking at the annual accounts press conference of the firm.

He mentioned that the car would be built in China and added, “This mo More

Confirmation has been given by BMW themselves regarding the launch of their new plug-in hybrid version of the 5-series at Shanghai motor show event scheduled next month.

Chief of BMW, Norbert Reithofer framed the title of ‘New Energy Vehicle’ while speaking at the annual accounts press conference of the firm.

He mentioned that the car would be built in China and added, “This mo More

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BYD to launch green-technology vehicles, products at North America International Auto Show


Chinese automotive and green energy technology manufacturer BYD unveils plans to launch US-ready green-technology vehicles and products at the North America International Auto Show from 10 to 23 January 2011.

BYD will unveil their “green city solutions”, their green electric vehi More


Chinese automotive and green energy technology manufacturer BYD unveils plans to launch US-ready green-technology vehicles and products at the North America International Auto Show from 10 to 23 January 2011.

BYD will unveil their “green city solutions”, their green electric vehi More

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USA: ECOtality Unveils “Swiss Army Knife” of Telecom for Electric Car Charging


Will a pair of simple shapes — a circle and a square — become the iconic symbol of smart charging for electric vehicles, the way a box topped with a pitched roof is instantly recognized as a house? That’s the hope of electric vehicle charging infrastructure developer ECOtality and industrial d More


Will a pair of simple shapes — a circle and a square — become the iconic symbol of smart charging for electric vehicles, the way a box topped with a pitched roof is instantly recognized as a house? That’s the hope of electric vehicle charging infrastructure developer ECOtality and industrial d More

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USA: The TRIAC three-wheeled electric vehicle competes with regular gas-powered cars on performance and price

Electric vehicles promise advantages for the environment in terms of reducing local emissions along with advantages to the hip-pocket in respect to running costs. Unfortunately at this stage of the game, the catch is the premium price tag which places EVs outside the reach of the majority of drivers. Electric vehicle manufacturer, Green Vehicles is attempting to address this problem with its US$24 More

Electric vehicles promise advantages for the environment in terms of reducing local emissions along with advantages to the hip-pocket in respect to running costs. Unfortunately at this stage of the game, the catch is the premium price tag which places EVs outside the reach of the majority of drivers. Electric vehicle manufacturer, Green Vehicles is attempting to address this problem with its US$24 More

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Japan: Mitsubishi champions $10,000 electric-car subsidy


JAPANESE car maker Mitsubishi wants the Federal Government to reward buyers who opt to buy for the company’s new electric car.

An electric vehicle buyer would be recompensed around $10,000 if the Federal Government accepts a subsidy scheme proposed by Mitsubishi Australia.

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JAPANESE car maker Mitsubishi wants the Federal Government to reward buyers who opt to buy for the company’s new electric car.

An electric vehicle buyer would be recompensed around $10,000 if the Federal Government accepts a subsidy scheme proposed by Mitsubishi Australia.

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China: Chery Auto to launch electric car QQEV this month

Shanghai, December 4 (Gasgoo.com) Chery Auto is set to unveil its own electric vehicle QQEV at the end of this month, sina.com said yesterday, citing a company executive. The car will be priced at 40,000 yuan ($5,860) to 50,000 yuan.
The electric car will hSourcave a speed range of 60-70 km/hour. It will take about eight hours to recharge the fuel cell and the electric cars can run for more More

Shanghai, December 4 (Gasgoo.com) Chery Auto is set to unveil its own electric vehicle QQEV at the end of this month, sina.com said yesterday, citing a company executive. The car will be priced at 40,000 yuan ($5,860) to 50,000 yuan.
The electric car will hSourcave a speed range of 60-70 km/hour. It will take about eight hours to recharge the fuel cell and the electric cars can run for more More

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Taiwan: Geely, Yulon Jointly Produce Electric Cars

HONG KONG, Nov 06, 2009 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) — GELYY | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: 0175) will extend its cooperation with Yulon Group to the electric vehicle field. Both sides will ink an agreement during the visit of Geely Board Chairman Li Shufu to Taiwan in late November 2009.
Yulon’s subsidiary Hua-chua More

HONG KONG, Nov 06, 2009 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) — GELYY | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: 0175) will extend its cooperation with Yulon Group to the electric vehicle field. Both sides will ink an agreement during the visit of Geely Board Chairman Li Shufu to Taiwan in late November 2009.
Yulon’s subsidiary Hua-chua More

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Japan: Five Lean, Mean, and Green Electric Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show

It’s almost time again for the Tokyo Motor Show, Japan’s biennial auto show that is famous for showcasting the latest and greatest concept cars. This year’s show doesn’t take place until October 24, but we’ve caught a sneak peek at some of the incredible green rides that will be on display – read on for our favorite electric vehicles from this year’s show!
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It’s almost time again for the Tokyo Motor Show, Japan’s biennial auto show that is famous for showcasting the latest and greatest concept cars. This year’s show doesn’t take place until October 24, but we’ve caught a sneak peek at some of the incredible green rides that will be on display – read on for our favorite electric vehicles from this year’s show!
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Europe: Daimler to deliver electric smart cars by year end

Two of the leading players in the race to develop a mainstream electric vehicle moved a step closer to production this week.

Daimler will start production of its smart fortwo electric car next month and there are reports that Tesla has secured a battery supply deal for its Model S electric sedan.
In an announcement earlier today, Daimler said it has selected its smart car plant in Ham More

Two of the leading players in the race to develop a mainstream electric vehicle moved a step closer to production this week.

Daimler will start production of its smart fortwo electric car next month and there are reports that Tesla has secured a battery supply deal for its Model S electric sedan.
In an announcement earlier today, Daimler said it has selected its smart car plant in Ham More

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UK/Japan: First electric police cars roll onto Britain’s streets

A police force is to become the first in the country to operate an electric patrol car.
West Midlands Police will be taking to the streets of Birmingham in Mitsubishi all-electric MiEV city cars from December.
The £30,000 car has a range of 100 miles from a full battery charge

The new blues and twos can carry four adult passengers and equipment in comfort and best of all it wi More

A police force is to become the first in the country to operate an electric patrol car.
West Midlands Police will be taking to the streets of Birmingham in Mitsubishi all-electric MiEV city cars from December.
The £30,000 car has a range of 100 miles from a full battery charge

The new blues and twos can carry four adult passengers and equipment in comfort and best of all it wi More

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USA: Sustainability Across America

The current economic climate has been nothing short of brutal for many eco-designers, but where there are challenges, there are also opportunities for growth.

SUST, an eco-label out of San Francisco, sees their own challenges as a way to reconnect with America and carry the torch for sustainable apparel.

Kicking off a “Sustainability Across America” tour co-sponsored by EcoSalon, More

The current economic climate has been nothing short of brutal for many eco-designers, but where there are challenges, there are also opportunities for growth.

SUST, an eco-label out of San Francisco, sees their own challenges as a way to reconnect with America and carry the torch for sustainable apparel.

Kicking off a “Sustainability Across America” tour co-sponsored by EcoSalon, More

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USA: Lithium Mobile Power 2009

Lithium/carbon monofluoride batteries are known to have the highest theoretical specific capacity among all commercially available primary lithium batteries. These batteries are being developed by the Army to reduce the size of current BA-5590 battery packs for soldier portable power sources. The main problem with Li/CFx batteries is the low power capability and the initial voltage delay, which ar More

Lithium/carbon monofluoride batteries are known to have the highest theoretical specific capacity among all commercially available primary lithium batteries. These batteries are being developed by the Army to reduce the size of current BA-5590 battery packs for soldier portable power sources. The main problem with Li/CFx batteries is the low power capability and the initial voltage delay, which ar More

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Japan: Report: Nissan to Debut Three Electric Cars in August

Nissan is preparing to debut three electric vehicles on August 2nd, one of which is expected to be a made-in-the-USA crossover. Nissan has already said that it plans to build an electric car at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant in the near future.

According to the usually-reliable folks at Japan’s BestCar magazine, the crossover is to be capable of a range of 100 miles on a singl More

Nissan is preparing to debut three electric vehicles on August 2nd, one of which is expected to be a made-in-the-USA crossover. Nissan has already said that it plans to build an electric car at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant in the near future.

According to the usually-reliable folks at Japan’s BestCar magazine, the crossover is to be capable of a range of 100 miles on a singl More

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Drive Report: 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car


Last week, we wrote that the smash success of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is leading the company to plan five additional electric cars.

We’ve now driven electric-car prototypes from a number of automakers: a 2011 Chevrolet Volt mule, the 2012 Nissan EV prototype, the 2012 Ford Focus EV prototype, an More


Last week, we wrote that the smash success of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is leading the company to plan five additional electric cars.

We’ve now driven electric-car prototypes from a number of automakers: a 2011 Chevrolet Volt mule, the 2012 Nissan EV prototype, the 2012 Ford Focus EV prototype, an More

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Japan: Japan Hot Stocks-Mitsubishi Motors up after electric car report

Shares of Mitsubishi Motors ( MMTOF.PK – news – people ) Corp gained 3.9 percent to 188 yen after the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday that the automaker aims to begin selling electric vehicles priced at around $31,150 in 2012 in an effort to counter cheaper electric-gasoline hybrid cars.
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Shares of Mitsubishi Motors ( MMTOF.PK – news – people ) Corp gained 3.9 percent to 188 yen after the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday that the automaker aims to begin selling electric vehicles priced at around $31,150 in 2012 in an effort to counter cheaper electric-gasoline hybrid cars.
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China: BYD to sell F3DM car to individual users in Sept

Shanghai, June 16 (Gasgoo.com) BYD Auto said yesterday that it has decided to sell its F3DM electric car to individual customers starting September this year, Beijing Times reported. Before that time, the F3DM sedan is sold only to corporate customers.

BYD Auto, a subsidiary of BYD Co, has started a nationwide marketing tour to promote its plug-in hybrid F3DM sedan. BYD’s F3DM (dual m More

Shanghai, June 16 (Gasgoo.com) BYD Auto said yesterday that it has decided to sell its F3DM electric car to individual customers starting September this year, Beijing Times reported. Before that time, the F3DM sedan is sold only to corporate customers.

BYD Auto, a subsidiary of BYD Co, has started a nationwide marketing tour to promote its plug-in hybrid F3DM sedan. BYD’s F3DM (dual m More

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Canada: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (“CBC”), “National” TV Program, Showcases Electrovaya’s Batteries and Electric Cars

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Japan: Testing the Market for All-Electric Cars

As Japan’s top automakers, Toyota and Honda, battle it out for supremacy in the hybrid car market, Japan’s smaller car companies are taking a different eco-car road. Mitsubishi Motors on June 5 presented its zero-emissions i-MiEV — Japan’s first fully electric vehicle (EV) for the global market. Production of the egg-shaped vehicle, which has a range of 99 miles (160 km) on a s More

As Japan’s top automakers, Toyota and Honda, battle it out for supremacy in the hybrid car market, Japan’s smaller car companies are taking a different eco-car road. Mitsubishi Motors on June 5 presented its zero-emissions i-MiEV — Japan’s first fully electric vehicle (EV) for the global market. Production of the egg-shaped vehicle, which has a range of 99 miles (160 km) on a s More

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Subaru to sell electric Stella next month

The Stella EV stores electricity in a lithium ion battery pack, powering a 47 kilowatt motor. Range is only about 56 miles, with a top speed of 62 mph. Subaru claims a recharge time of 15 minutes at a quick charging station, or 5 hours at a 200 volt AC outlet, which are typical numbers for current technology.

Subaru plans on selling just 170 units of the electric Stella from late July until More

The Stella EV stores electricity in a lithium ion battery pack, powering a 47 kilowatt motor. Range is only about 56 miles, with a top speed of 62 mph. Subaru claims a recharge time of 15 minutes at a quick charging station, or 5 hours at a 200 volt AC outlet, which are typical numbers for current technology.

Subaru plans on selling just 170 units of the electric Stella from late July until More

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Mitsubishi shows production electric car, announces pricing

Unlike Subaru, which will only sell 170 Stella electric cars, Mitsubishi is planning on producing 1,400 i-Mievs for corporate and government lessees. The i-Mievs will go for 4,380,000 yen, or about $45,300 at current exchange rates. Japanese buyers of the i-Miev would qualify for a $14,300 subsidy for electric vehicles from the Japanese government.
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Unlike Subaru, which will only sell 170 Stella electric cars, Mitsubishi is planning on producing 1,400 i-Mievs for corporate and government lessees. The i-Mievs will go for 4,380,000 yen, or about $45,300 at current exchange rates. Japanese buyers of the i-Miev would qualify for a $14,300 subsidy for electric vehicles from the Japanese government.
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Japan: Mitsubishi Motors Begins Mass Production Of I MiEV -Kyodo


KURASHIKI, Japan -(Dow Jones)- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211.TO) began mass producing its egg-shaped i MiEV electric vehicle Thursday at its factory in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, as it prepares for the launch of the zero-emission car in July, Kyodo News reported.
The Japanese automaker has receiv More


KURASHIKI, Japan -(Dow Jones)- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211.TO) began mass producing its egg-shaped i MiEV electric vehicle Thursday at its factory in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, as it prepares for the launch of the zero-emission car in July, Kyodo News reported.
The Japanese automaker has receiv More

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India: Electric car to hit roads in Sept: Ratan Tata

Motors will have an electric car in the market by September
this year.

“We will have an electric car in the market in September,” Tata was quoted as saying by Cornell University on its micro-blogging feed on Twitter. Tata is also a Cornell trustee.

He talked about the electric car at the Cornell Global Forum on Sustainable Global Enterprise organised by the universi More

Motors will have an electric car in the market by September
this year.

“We will have an electric car in the market in September,” Tata was quoted as saying by Cornell University on its micro-blogging feed on Twitter. Tata is also a Cornell trustee.

He talked about the electric car at the Cornell Global Forum on Sustainable Global Enterprise organised by the universi More

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USA: Tesla recalls electric Roadsters

Electric car maker Tesla Motors said today it is recalling all 345 of its Roadster sports cars produced before April 22 so they can be inspected for a possible suspension problem.

Tesla blamed the problem on bolts that were improperly installed on the rear chassis “of a small percentage” of Roadsters by British automaker Lotus. The Roadsters, which sell for $109,000, are assembled in Br More

Electric car maker Tesla Motors said today it is recalling all 345 of its Roadster sports cars produced before April 22 so they can be inspected for a possible suspension problem.

Tesla blamed the problem on bolts that were improperly installed on the rear chassis “of a small percentage” of Roadsters by British automaker Lotus. The Roadsters, which sell for $109,000, are assembled in Br More

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Lithium Energy Japan Building Second Li-Ion Plant for Mitsubishi i MiEV


Nikkei. Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture between GS Yuasa Corp., Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. (earlier post), plans to construct a battery factory in response to Mitsubishi Motors’ plans to boost production of its i MiEV electric vehicle.
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Nikkei. Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture between GS Yuasa Corp., Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. (earlier post), plans to construct a battery factory in response to Mitsubishi Motors’ plans to boost production of its i MiEV electric vehicle.
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USA: Jay Leno on Aptera (video)


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Berkshire’s Munger Backs BYD’s Revolutionary e6 Electric Car

* Top Speed: 100 mph
* Range: 249 miles
* Horsepower: 268
* Torque: 406
* 0 to 60 mph: 8 seconds
* Energy Consumption: 18 kwh per 62 miles.
* Battery materials are fully recyclable based on BYD’s proprietary technology.
* 50% charge in 10 minutes
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* Top Speed: 100 mph
* Range: 249 miles
* Horsepower: 268
* Torque: 406
* 0 to 60 mph: 8 seconds
* Energy Consumption: 18 kwh per 62 miles.
* Battery materials are fully recyclable based on BYD’s proprietary technology.
* 50% charge in 10 minutes
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Mitsubishi warns fleets to move fast for electric model

Mitsubishi is expecting huge demand for its new i-Miev electric model, and is urging fleets interested in running one of the four-Seat fully electric models to express their interest quickly to avoid missing out.
Source: businesscar.co.uk More

Mitsubishi is expecting huge demand for its new i-Miev electric model, and is urging fleets interested in running one of the four-Seat fully electric models to express their interest quickly to avoid missing out.
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USA: Pictures of Aptera visting Palo Alto, Google, and San Franciso


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USA: Chrysler Unveils Electric Minivan for US Postal Service

Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day by unveiling an electric minivan… that you won’t be able to buy (yet). They’re making them for the US Postal Service, and so far 4 out of an eventual 250 have been built. The electric minivan is based on the Chrysler Town & Country EV that we wrote about last year, and the powertrain will be very similar except that the USPS version is a non More

Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day by unveiling an electric minivan… that you won’t be able to buy (yet). They’re making them for the US Postal Service, and so far 4 out of an eventual 250 have been built. The electric minivan is based on the Chrysler Town & Country EV that we wrote about last year, and the powertrain will be very similar except that the USPS version is a non More

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